Blue Dogs hold up health care

A small group of fiscally conservative Democrats, led by Jim Cooper from Tennessee, continue to resist health reform. (WSJ)

SEIU President Andrew Stern throws the support of the nation’s largest union behind Obama’s health care legislation, but top supporters of the plan say the Blue Dogs won’t make a difference when it comes up to a vote. (WSJ)

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke goes on a PR blitz to change the Fed’s image into an ally of the people. (NYT)

Senator Chuck Schumer is pressing the SEC to ban “flash orders” on Wall Street. (Bloomberg)

Kenneth Feinberg, Treasury pay czar, is pushing to renegotiate contracts with top execs from bailout firms. (WSJ)